M E N A G E R I E

 

Welcome to MENAGERIE, an exhibition in celebration of FAUNA, FLORA, and WILDNESS, featuring work by six contemporary international artists

Curated by Olivia Ives-Flores

 

These exuberant paintings, photographs, and sculptures are fascinated by the natural world, and use its beauty and strangeness to interrogates our own.

Your eye will be drawn to Enrique Flores-Galbis' savage, brilliantly colored oils; to the questioning gazes of Juan Travieso's tessellated predators; to Federico Uribe's lithe weaponized constructions; to Shelley Reed's deeply informed, figurative mastery; to Mitch Weiss's quixotic fungai; to Jordan Piantedosi's planar symphonies; to Rebecca Larios's piercing intensities and alluring washes. A living plant installation by Forêt Design Studio will complete the jungle.

Credit : Elanie Blais

Credit : Elanie Blais

 

Every gaze invites us in, but only so far. When we stare into an animal's eyes, and are happy, how much of what pleases us is just our reflection?

 
 
Screen+Shot+2018-04-25+at+4.49.35+PM+2.jpg

It is easy to eat an animal, or to love an animal. It is harder to "think with" animals, but these works do, and they challenge us to follow them into the darker forests of our civilized mind.

menagerie

They are bemused by our unreasonable attachment to reason, by the insecurity that makes us elevate the human over the natural.

menagerie

With vivid colors, or crisp figurations, or mysterious distortions, they appeal to us in ways we can understand and ways that far exceed the rules of what we know as art. 

 
 

A true encounter with otherness may leave us shaken, but it never leaves us alone. 

Written by Noah Warren

 
 

To our artists:

Thank you for provoking us to think deeper and connect with our carnal and creative selves in new ways.

Select works from the exhibition

 
 

Opening night with party animals 🐯 and art L♥️VERS

 
amalgam

Feeling inspired?

Write us a note or schedule a discovery call to commission an activation.

Olivia is an artist, curator and designer living and working in Boston & NYC. Blending artistic fluency with a passion for art, branding and design, she specializes in designing visual narratives, exhibition curation and building brands that bring people together around art in the physical and digital world. 

Friends like to call her Olive :)

http://oholivecreative.com/
Previous

THE SALON

Next

ARTcetera